Prometheus 2017: Four Artists from Mexico Revisit Orozco (Hardcover)

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By Rebecca McGrew (Editor), Terri Geis (Editor), Mary K. Coffey (Contributions by), Daniel Garza Usabiaga (Contributions by), Terri Geis (Contributions by), Rebecca McGrew (Contributions by), Benjamin Kersten (Contributions by)
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Published by Pomona College of Art in association with Getty Publications

José Clemente Orozco’s 1930 mural Prometheus, created for the Pomona College campus, is a dramatic and gripping examination of heroism. This thoughtful exhibition catalogue examines the multiple ways Orozco’s vision resonates with four artists working in Mexico today. Isa Carrillo, Adela Goldbard, Rita Ponce de León, and Naomi Rincón- Gallardo share Orozco’s interest in history, justice, social protest, storytelling, and power yet approach these topics from their own twenty-first-century sensibilities. These artists activate Orozco’s mural by reinvigorating Prometheus for a contemporary audience.

This gorgeous volume presents substantial new scholarship connecting Mexican muralism with contemporary art practices. Three new essays address different aspects of Orozco, Prometheus, and the connections between Los Angeles and Mexico. The contributors take on a broad range of topics, from murals as public art to how Orozco’s work fits into contemporary frameworks of aesthetic theory. The book also includes a chronology, vibrant reproductions, and critical essays focused on the con-temporary artists. 

About the Author

Rebecca McGrew is senior curator at the Pomona College Museum of Art. Terri Geis is director of education and interpretation at the Fowler Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles. 
Product Details
ISBN: 9781606065440
ISBN-10: 1606065440
Publisher: Getty Publications
Publication Date: August 29th, 2017
Pages: 244
Language: English